The first table below looks at the demand for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 54 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 8 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.12% 2.12% 3.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.73% 7.34% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £585 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -14.63%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
169 177 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.74% 28.92% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 115 77
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
.NET Framework
West Midlands

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Framework across the Birmingham region.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET Framework across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Birmingham region.

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET Framework.

1 23 (100.00%) C#
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET
2 20 (86.96%) MVC
3 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
4 17 (73.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 16 (69.57%) jQuery
6 15 (65.22%) WCF
6 15 (65.22%) Visual Studio
6 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
6 15 (65.22%) CSS
7 14 (60.87%) SQL
7 14 (60.87%) LINQ
8 13 (56.52%) Web Development
8 13 (56.52%) Logistics
9 5 (21.74%) TDD
9 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 3 (13.04%) BDD
12 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
12 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
12 2 (8.70%) HTML
12 2 (8.70%) JMeter
12 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
12 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (8.70%) QA
12 2 (8.70%) Selenium
13 1 (4.35%) WPF
13 1 (4.35%) Data Protection

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) JMeter
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 19 (82.61%) .NET Developer
3 14 (60.87%) Web Developer
3 14 (60.87%) .NET Web Developer
4 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Architect
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET
3 17 (73.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 16 (69.57%) jQuery
5 15 (65.22%) CSS
5 15 (65.22%) WCF
6 14 (60.87%) LINQ
7 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (8.70%) HTML
9 1 (4.35%) WPF
9 1 (4.35%) Web Services
9 1 (4.35%) HTML5
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 1 (4.35%) RESTful
9 1 (4.35%) CSS3
9 1 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) MVC
2 13 (56.52%) Logistics
2 13 (56.52%) Web Development
3 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 3 (13.04%) BDD
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
5 1 (4.35%) Document Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) UML
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) SOA
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
3 14 (60.87%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCP
1 1 (4.35%) MCAD
1 1 (4.35%) MCSD
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) HL7
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Facebook